Born in Hungary in 1930, George Soros may seem like an unlikely savior for the left leaning political class of the U.S. but the billionaire octogenarian has risen to the top of the Democratic Party once more as the left fights for its place in an evolving political landscape. Politico reports the decision by George Soros to once again become a major donor to the Democrat cause has come after the rising level of right wing candidates and causes rising to the top of the political landscape gave the survivor of the World War II Holocaust and Nazi occupation of his home country of Hungary cause for concern; Soros remains a vocal and strident critic of President Donald Trump after vowing to work closely with Democrat politicians and leaders in a bid to bring about a dominant left leaning opposition to the President as early as the 2018 midterm elections.
George Soros made the decision to throw his full backing behind Democrat Hillary Clinton in her attempts to become the first female U.S. President after revealing his own political friendship with Clinton that stretches back over 25 years. Politico reports Soros had decided to step back from political giving following the 2004 Presidential election campaign that saw Soros provide around $27 million in donations to the campaign of Senator John Kerry; following the 2004 election season Soros expressed his own unease with the level of influence he was afforded by his personal fortune estimated to have reach $25.2 billion by Forbes. Soros has since refused to become as involved in U.S. politics until the 2016 election campaign he saw as important in fighting the rising influence of right wing groups on the Republican Party and its Presidential candidates. Know more about George Soros on Investopedia.
During the 2016 Presidential elections George Soros backed the Campaign of Hillary Clinton to the tune of $25 million directly for the campaign she was fighting and the Super PAC’s that backed her. Soros has also looked to support a number of candidates and causes he feels are important to securing the future of the U.S., particularly the decision to provide the maximum permitted contribution to the End Citizens United PAC that is fighting to reduce the influence of wealthy donors such as George Soros. In achieving his own level of success as an investment specialist George Soros hopes to make a change in the lives of millions of people around the world through his Open Society Foundations that Politico reports have been working in various areas of the U.S.; the U.S. political scene sees George Soros also looking to throw his considerable financial weight behind the cause of many grassroots Democrat candidates battling to bring a sense of equality to the U.S. criminal justice system. Learn more about his profile at Forbes.com.